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  • Summary: Black Ops returns - in your face. Featuring gritty, grounded, fluid Multiplayer combat, a massive Zombies offering with 3 full undead adventures at launch, and Blackout, where the universe of Black Ops comes to life in one huge battle royale experience featuring the largest map in Call ofBlack Ops returns - in your face. Featuring gritty, grounded, fluid Multiplayer combat, a massive Zombies offering with 3 full undead adventures at launch, and Blackout, where the universe of Black Ops comes to life in one huge battle royale experience featuring the largest map in Call of Duty history, signature Black Ops combat, characters, locations and weapons from the entire Black Ops series. Soldier up for all-out combat – tailor made for the Black Ops community. [Treyarch] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Oct 15, 2018
    95
    The title features more modes, settings, and ways to engage than any game in the series I can recall. The blazing new Blackout mode steals the zeitgeist of the battle royale’s thunder, packaging it in a polished, powerful entry to the burgeoning genre. If you’re willing to eschew single-player completely, the payoff is worth it.
  2. Oct 11, 2018
    90
    In Blackout, Treyarch has proved the series can still be agile and forward-thinking, while smart changes to Zombies and multiplayer show there's still plenty of life in these old bones.
  3. Oct 20, 2018
    87
    The most comprehensive, varied, and balanced multiplayer experience in call-of-duty history.
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has absolutely revived the series. With Blackout mod and special characters, we have a new game which will keep us busy for very long time to come.
  5. Nov 5, 2018
    80
    Was it worth it to sacrifice the single-player campaign? If this was the only way to create this awesome multiplayer package, then yes, absolutely. Black Ops 4 channels the spirit of the first two Modern Warfare games, and this is an achievement by itself.
  6. Oct 20, 2018
    80
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 lands with a quality combination featuring multiplayer, Zombies, and the new Blackout battle royale mode. It's a clean, polished package of multiplayer goodness all around. The lack of single-player campaign still hurts, but for some, it probably won't be missed.
  7. 60
    Black Ops 4 combines all the elements of pop culture in gaming and the ease of access the franchise has always offered into one of the best Call of Duty games to come out in recent time. However, the AAA asking price for a minimized full title is slightly unnerving, as the game cannot and does not offer a full experience.

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  1. Positive: 31 out of 177
  1. Oct 12, 2018
    10
    Let me start off by saying I haven’t liked a Call of Duty since Black Ops 1. This one is fantastic. The multiplayer maps are really balancedLet me start off by saying I haven’t liked a Call of Duty since Black Ops 1. This one is fantastic. The multiplayer maps are really balanced and blackout is the best battle royale out there right now. In fact it’s the first battle royale I’ve actually enjoyed. The lack of single player was a little disappointing but you can tell the development team really made up for it by focusing on the expanded zombies mode and battle royale. Also would like to say it runs great on PC. I’m using a GTX 980 which is a couple years old and I’m getting a steady frame rate above 80 fps at all times. Would highly recommend this. Expand
  2. YSJ
    Oct 17, 2018
    9
    Solving errors and bugs could be a perfect game.
    And I think I chose to remove the campaign well.
  3. Oct 12, 2018
    4
    Unfortunately Black ops 4 is "Meh" at best. The BR-Mode is polished but sadly ... Pubg does it better. The MP brings nothing new, definitelyUnfortunately Black ops 4 is "Meh" at best. The BR-Mode is polished but sadly ... Pubg does it better. The MP brings nothing new, definitely not worth 59.99 Euros, more like 29.99. Would refund if I could. Expand
  4. Oct 15, 2018
    1
    lmfao Activision really dick slapped us this time. "We're not going to include a story mode and still charge you 60 dollars for the game. BTWlmfao Activision really dick slapped us this time. "We're not going to include a story mode and still charge you 60 dollars for the game. BTW at launch it'll be absolutely unplayable and when you do finally get in, you don't get to play with your friends."

    How am I getting lag? I have gigabit fiber internet, I put myself in a DMZ, and hard lined. With all the money that people throw away to this company you would think their servers would be better.
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  5. Nov 17, 2018
    0
    Useless pay for this **** 53€. No more Activision.. No balance, no true, "fresh start below next progress" Always errors connection ..Useless pay for this **** 53€. No more Activision.. No balance, no true, "fresh start below next progress" Always errors connection .. Blackout is joke too. Idiotic arcade mode (like fortnite - its free). So disappointed .. This mark is death for me (iam 35y old who played FPS all the time since quake2) Expand
  6. Oct 21, 2018
    0
    I think the game would have been great to play, but unfortunately it has massive issues with crashes due to memory leaks.
    I've had the game
    I think the game would have been great to play, but unfortunately it has massive issues with crashes due to memory leaks.
    I've had the game for 3 days and not been able to play due to the memory leak issues. Tried contacting Activision support but didn't get a reply.

    Don't buy this day!
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  7. Oct 12, 2018
    0
    More like Lack Ops.

    I played the Beta for this game prior to its release, as i've done with each CoD, out of morbid curiosity and to
    More like Lack Ops.

    I played the Beta for this game prior to its release, as i've done with each CoD, out of morbid curiosity and to confirm them as being not worth a purchase. Like each CoD before it since which ever the last good one was (which varies depending on who you ask, I'm going to say CoD 4, tentatively), it's a rehash of the same tired whack-a-mole gameplay that characterizes each installment, on the same old jury-rigged Quake 3 engine, the same awful netcode, with I'm sure what will be the same obnoxiously overpriced map packs, and the same sour taste it leaves in your mouth. And yet, each manages to be even worse then the preceding game each time, in this case by taking the already used and abused "character shooter" setup, providing even more ways to die to something you didn't see coming, and injecting, of all the half-baked dimwittery, a "battle royale" mode. They even had the unmitigated gall to not even bother adding a singleplayer campaign, the only part of CoD that was ever any real fun. Oh and for the diuretic icing on the **** sundae, there's microtransactions. And if the betas for WW2, Black Ops 3 and this game were any indication, the downward spiral persists to this day. The one for Infinite Warfare didn't even work. One of these days CoD will get so bad it will actually lose Activision a a lot of money, and then we can put this undead franchise back in the ground where it belongs.

    Treyarch got to make good games, once. Anybody remember Die by the Sword?
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